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06/15/2018 08:03 PM

New York Times

William Reese, Leading Seller of Rare Books, Is Dead at 62
New York Times
NEW HAVEN — William Reese, whose encyclopedic knowledge of historic American books and manuscripts made him a towering figure among rare-book sellers, died on June 4 at his childhood home in Havre de Grace, Md. He was 62. His wife, Dorothy ...


06/21/2018 03:14 AM

The Media Online

Media, rare books and football: The passions of Ian Snelling
The Media Online
“Trading in rare books was Ian's lifelong passion but when Snellers, as he was widely known, finally got round to writing and publishing his own novel, The Book Hunter, he did it under the Nom du Plume Dick Phillips. Typical Snellers. Never a glory boy.


05/24/2018 12:27 PM

Fortune

A Look Into the Dwindling World of Rare Books
Fortune
For the next three days, highlights of the Western canon will be displayed, appraised, and haggled over at the Antiquarian Booksellers Association Rare Book Fair London. Held in the city's sparkling new Battersea Evolution, it's one of the largest and ...


05/29/2018 07:42 AM

Live Science

What Ever Happened to the 'Mission Impossible' Rare-Book Thieves? We Investigated.
Live Science
Three thieves who stole 160 rare books more than a year ago by rappelling down the skylight of a warehouse in London continue to evade police, leaving a series of mysteries in their wake. Sometime between Jan. 29 and Jan. 30, 2017, the three thieves ...


06/16/2018 11:38 PM

William Reese, leading seller of rare books, is dead at 62 | | news ...
Longview News-Journal
FROM WIRE REPORTS. NEW HAVEN, Conn. — William Reese, whose encyclopedic knowledge of historic American books and manuscripts made him a ...

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06/01/2018 06:03 AM

New York Times

Antiquarian Booksellers Adapt to the 21st Century (Gradually)
New York Times
Rare Books London is a sprawling umbrella promotion of auctions, fairs, talks and tours that takes place here from May through June. The “jewel in the crown” of the event, according to its website, was the A.B.A. Rare Book Fair, whose 61st edition ...


06/11/2018 12:02 PM

Atlas Obscura

John K. King Used & Rare Books
Atlas Obscura
John King started collecting and selling rare and used books while he was still in high school, leaving class early on Fridays to set up a table at antique shows. He opened his first store in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1971, before moving into Detroit's ...


05/30/2018 02:33 PM

Lexington Herald Leader

The true story of 'American Animals:' Coverage of the Transylvania rare-book heist
Lexington Herald Leader
Editor's Note: This article on the Transylvania University rare-book robbery, by reporter Sarah Vos, originally ran in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005. It appears here in its entirety. The robbery is now the basis of the film ...


06/21/2018 11:42 AM

Lexington Herald Leader

Review: 'American Animals' proves true crime stories can be both entertaining and profound
Lexington Herald Leader
There are a few intriguing questions raised by “American Animals,” a fact-based drama about the four college-age men who, in 2004, attempted a misguided heist of rare books — including John James Audubon's “Birds of America,” said to be worth $12 ...
Review: College kids plot a heist in 'American Animals'Detroit Free Press
How the Stylish Heist Flick American Animals Avoids Doing Everything By the BookD Magazine
American Animals Review: Smart True Crime Story with a Stellar CastShowbiz Junkies

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